Current media releases
Contractor guilty of pollution offences 6 June
A civil works contractor has been convicted and fined over environmental offences at a housing development site in the Adelaide Hills.
Truck drivers penalised for load infringements 1 June
The EPA has fined eight truck drivers in its latest compliance exercise for failing to properly cover waste loads.
Consultation begins on new radiation regulations 31 May
The EPA will consult with medical, science, mining and other industrial users of radiation on draft regulations and codes of compliance.
Nyrstar licence update 30 May
The EPA has written to its stakeholders in the Port Pirie region today with an update on the process for renewing Nyrstar’s licence for 2022.
Conviction and fine for using unlicensed waste depots 11 May
A civil engineering and construction company will pay $500,000 for the clean-up of unlicensed depots where it delivered waste.
Penalty for shipping giant over fuel spill 2 May
BP Shipping Limited has agreed to pay a civil penalty of more than $48,000 over a hose failure that caused a jet fuel spill at Largs Bay.
Update on Nyrstar site report 11 April
The EPA has received Nyrstar’s site contamination audit report for its Port Pirie smelter site.
Court prohibits operation of unlicensed site at Burton 18 March
The EPA has been granted a court order to restrain a local company and its manager from operating an unauthorised waste recovery or landfill depot.
Environmental agreement on mercury 7 March
The Minamata Convention on Mercury comes into effect today, as part of a global move to protect humans and the environment from the effects of the toxic heavy metal.
Update on EPA investigation into mangrove dieback 3 March
The EPA’s investigation into whether any offences were committed in relation to the dieback of mangroves at St Kilda is expected to be completed by mid-2022.
Conviction over asbestos offences 2 March
An Adelaide company and one of its directors have been convicted and fined for causing environmental harm over the dislodging of asbestos fibres from the roof of a building.
Additional groundwater sampling at Woodville 18 Feburary
The EPA will conduct further groundwater assessment at Woodville to establish the extent of a proposed groundwater prohibition area.
EPA’s role in adapting to climate change 9 February
The EPA's first position statement on its role in climate change adaptation includes a clear and robust regulatory framework to help businesses become more resilient, prepare for more frequent extreme weather events and reduce waste to enable the advantages of a more circular economy.
Update on asbestos-contaminated material from Goolwa Waste Depot 8 February
The EPA has written to 127 landowners to advise them about information that will be recorded on the EPA Public Register in relation to asbestos-contaminated material that was sold to them.
Groundwater Prohibition Area for Edinburgh and surrounding suburbs 28 January
The EPA will establish a Groundwater Prohibition Area (GPA) for parts of Edinburgh, Direk, Burton, Salisbury North, Penfield, Paralowie and Waterloo Corner to prevent residents and workers from accessing contaminated groundwater.